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Who Is Paul Ryan?

oldnjal Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 11:08 PM
In reading the opinions, it seems Stossel gathers fellow Libertarians, because so much of the opinion seems theirs. We have two possible winners, next November. Obama or Romney. All the rest is distraction, votes wasted, and people shooting themselves in the foot by being impractical adherents to what should be. The choice is clear, and Utopia is unattainable. I would not like to see any idealistic Libertarian hand America back to Obama.
Fuzzy2 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 9:46 AM
You know the election hasn't happened yet, right?

You could be spreading the good news that people can vote for freedom, instead of saying freedom can't ever win.

I appreciate most of what you have to say in all your posts I've come across. I just don't get why so many throw in the towel immediately instead of getting excited when we have candidates that actually are as principled as you. Principled candidates will never have a chance when we play by the Party's rules.

If ever there was a time for a real conservative to rise in the republican party, it was last year. No one did, so we have the usual pretenders.
bill141 Wrote: Aug 23, 2012 10:42 AM
Fuzzy... go back 2 years when 89 Conservative freshman joined the Congress. In a dream world I'd love to see a 3rd party but in the real world I realize that won't happen in the foreseeable future!.. So what I did back in April of 09, was to get engaged in the Richmond TEA Party. As did millions across the country. These folks, in addition to the 10's of millions that attended town hall meetings, changed the political landscape to a degree that hadn't been seen since 1938. I figured that if we couldn't start a party, we could select the party that most closely represents our values and change it from within. We are projected to lose about a half dozen of those freshman but expected to pick up another 2 dozen. The more moderate GOP'rs
I wanted to like Paul Ryan.

Before he was nationally known, Rep. Ryan visited me at ABC, and we went to lunch. He was terrific. He was a rare politician, one who actually cared about America's coming debt crisis and the unfairness of entitlements. He even talked about F.A. Hayek's "The Road to Serfdom"! If only more politicians thought that way.

But then the housing bubble burst. Ryan voted for TARP. Then he voted for the auto bailout. Who is this guy? I thought he believed in markets!

At Fox, when I got my own TV show, I asked him about...